Acai vs Fibromyalgia
What is Fibromyalgia? It is an illness characterized by chronic pain that includes muscle aches, pain and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
For many a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion: after all the testing is done, if nothing turns up to explain your aches and pains, you are told that you have fibromyalgia. The standard treatment is the proverbial cold shoulder, or anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressants, which may have significant side effects. Fortunately, modern research shows that Fibromyalgia is a disease of poor cell metabolism and a breakdown in cell communication. These problems result in toxins not excreted from our bodies, which then may deposit in our tissues, creating the pain felt by a significant number of disenfranchised patients.
The low content of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory micronutrients in our processed diets is aggravated by toxins in the environment, which cause oxidation, or ravaging of our cells by free radicals. Free radicals, byproducts of daily living, are neutralized by good nutrients such as antioxidants. A lack of antioxidants can cause our cell membranes to "TOIL". They become Toxic, Oxidized, Inflamed and Lacking in energy. Our "terrain" is then fertile ground for disease to take root. Toiling cell membranes cannot send signals that should result in good metabolism, or energy utilization for any cell in the body to do its job.
The action of the antioxidants and micronutrients in the acai berry help to heal toiling cell membranes, thus improving our cell communications and metabolism, which leads to better tissue health by better detoxification of inflammatory toxins. The acai berry improves the Nitric Oxide Synthase pathway of inflammation, making the toiling cell membranes throughout our bodies, especially our connective tissues, less inflamed and oxidized. All the nutrients in the acai berry heal our metabolism in cells, thus increasing the energy available for these cells to carry out their function. The cells in our connective tissues are then better equipped to detoxify, thus reducing the pain of fibromyalgia, by eliminating xenobiotics that have been associated with tissue inflammation.
Acai also has many anti-inflammatory micronutrients that directly neutralize the messages of inflammation. Of course, when such blockage comes from natural food ingredients, such as minerals, antioxidants, flavones, isoflavones etc., one does not experience potentially disastrous results as seen with the use of pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory agents.
Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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